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Wow!  My account has been wiped out, but I do see entries, that I can look back on.

I should have printed out my entire history here, years ago, but was never, "in the mood" to undertake such a task.I want it, for.. well, BECAUSE!

  I get notices but not, "Light A Candy;e" notices not that I WANT those, but, yeah, if someone passes.  I wonder now, because Sabina's (NY) last entry was 2017.  Bruce (FL surgery with tonsil or that CA,) was 2018. I sent private messages, no answer.  Does anyone know?

  I need to log on at least monthly.  I give this web address out occasionally, to patients.

Bless you all, prayers, and I'll write a medical update in a few days.  It might be long.  Nevertheless, I am blessed.❤️🙏🙃...Carol

 

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Hi Carol! I'm glad to see you here!
I do see your blogs dating back to 2011; maybe it just a computer temporary thing.
I'll watch for you next posting.
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Weird....
Hi Carol! Good to hear from you. Sabina is doing good. She is awaiting the birth of another Grandchild and enjoying the ones that she already has. Are you on FB? I hope you are doing well also. Still with the VA? 😘
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Hi Carol, I see 182 posts. What is it you are missing?
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I too can see all your posts. As Easterly said, probably a computer glitch. Have you tried restarting your computer or iPad and going back to the site? In any case it’s good to hear from you!
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Glad to see you here.
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Happy birthday week +
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Happy Birthday, Carol! I hope all is well. Enjoy your special day!
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Hi Carol good to see you
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We lost another Warrior

I just lit a candle for Michelle..... Then, I read her last entry, from August 2019! She said she was NED! What happened?? I am FLOORED! I never thought I'd see the day. The pillar of strength. I must admit that I hadn't read many of her posts in the past two years. They were always very detailed, and my brain just shuts off ay a certain point. Nevertheless, the first several years after I joined (Feb 2011) every post was read. Stage 4 cancer always has a sort of "cloud" following it around. But people such as Michelle (and a few others here that I "know"), who were /are here; day after day, month after month, year after year, give us all hope. HOPE! That best describes Michele to me. RIP girl... Prayers and thoughts to your family & friends.
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We're floored too .. wondering if it was COVID, which would be just awful - to have fought her cancer the way she did, only to be knocked down by a damn virus. But we don't know what happened. A truly bright and comforting light has been dimmed and the world is a sadder place without her.
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Just so very shocking and sad. She was an inspiration to so many. We may never know what took her away from us, but we will always remember her love for us all, generous sharing of information, and her will to save others from this horrible disease. May she rest in peace.
I did the same thing - went back and read her last post. This was so shocking to hear! I poured through every post when I was diagnosed. I am so saddened, as we all are, to hear this news! She was a true warrior who did so much to further the education of this disease. She will be greatly missed.
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This is very sad news. I exchanged comments with her occasionally both being from KS, both going to MDA for treatment and both being stage IV. She inspired me during times when I was fighting for my life. She will be missed. 🙁
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Agree it is important to read and process that final post. She survived well past the expectation for the terrible state of the cancer. What a fighter. She did indeed give us hope.
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So sorry to hear this. She was inspiring! RIP
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Yes, I pray for peace for her family and friends.
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I found this out from someone on a Facebook group who posted about Michele:

“ A random rupture in the lung caused a very quick death. She was very loved. “
So it’s still unclear whether it was an AC recurrence, but so sad that something happened quickly and she wasn’t given time to prepare. So sad.
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Happy birthday week!
Happy birthday Carol! Hope you’re well and happy.
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Vital Info

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February 24, 2011

Sierra Vista, Arizona

July 20, 1962

Cancer Info

Anal Cancer

squamous cell carcinoma of the anus

February 23, 2011

Stage 2

2.1 - 3.0 cm

Negative

Negative

No

No

Difficulty going to the bathroom; telling my kids. Worrying about how to pay for tx. Seeing all the young people here. Chronic stool incontinence..which keeps me from participating in certain exercises and, definately, avoiding group outings.

REALLY be a support for others/fight for my kids

Prayer, listen, feedback.

Orange Juice! (I craved it); steak; homemade vanilla pudding.

Patience, an ear, chocolate . . .

Western Washington Oncology 2011-2012. Switched to VA in 2013, to save $$.

If you have a choice, get a port. Exercise through treatment, if possible. It helps.

Take every day head on. Prayer, whatever, too.

May 19, 2011

October, 2011

No, as of 09/24/2017. However, a sigmoid polyp--1st one, was discovered and removed 06/2015.

Chronological order: Blood-tinged drainage for months, then heavy bleeding with BMs-which I "hoped", for months, would go away. A hard skin tag, change in stool appearance, increased difficulty defecating. PAIN!

I give to various charities: St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald house,cancer charities; multiple fund-raisers. I am too tired and lazy to organize a fund-raiser. Mostly, my emotions are shot. Gone. Just...gone.

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